North Face headquarters leaving Bay Area; hundreds of jobs affected

The North Face is packing up all that gear and moving its headquarters, along with hundreds of jobs, out of the Bay Area.

The outdoor activewear and gear maker’s parent company, VF Corp., announced this week that it is splitting its outdoors and denim businesses into two publicly traded companies. The outdoors operation in Alameda — which includes the North Face, backpack maker JanSport and an innovation center that altogether employ 650 workers — is moving to Denver.

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